Police: Bridgeport man found with gun, drugs in Middletown – Middletown Press

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MIDDLETOWN — A Bridgeport man was charged after Middletown police say they found a firearm with a large capacity magazine and more than 20 grams of crack cocaine in his car.
Police stopped a black Nissan Altima around 1:30 p.m. after determining it was unregistered, was improperly using license plates and traveling at a high rate of speed, the Middletown Police Department said. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 20-year-old Bridgeport resident Quimeen Johnson, immediately exited the car, police said.
Police detained Johnson and found an unregistered Glock 17 semiautomatic 9mm handgun on the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Police said the Glock had an extended 30-round magazine, which was fully loaded with live ammunition, as well as a live round of ammunition in the chamber.
Officers also discovered almost 20.7 grams of crack cocaine, some Oxycodone and a large amount of cash in the car, according to the Middletown Police Department. Police determined the drugs were worth more than $2,000.
Police discovered Johnson did not possess a valid state pistol permit. Johnson is also the subject of a domestic violence protective order, and he has a misdemeanor handgun disqualifier from a previous arrest, both prohibiting him from possessing weapons or a handgun, police said.
Police charged Johnson with possession of a controlled substance, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, criminal possession of a pistol, possession with intent to sell, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, improper use of marker plates, operating without a license, illegal operation without minimum insurance and traveling unreasonably fast.
Johnson was held on $250,000 bond and was seen in court that same day, police said.
Liz Hardaway is a breaking news reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media through the Hearst Fellowship Program.
She previously worked at the San Antonio Express-News to help cover city hall and local issues. She also worked at the Sun Newspapers in Southwest Florida as a general assignment reporter covering politics, business, and health. 
Liz graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2018 with a B.A. in journalism. She enjoys cooking, reading and playing with her dachshund, Finn.

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